The food was some of the best we have had in a hotel. For a small hotel the choice is fantastic. Breakfast consisted of the usual cold buffet with a good selection of pastries. Hot was sausage, bacon (not too fatty), fried, scrambled and boiled eggs. Tomatoes beans and on several occasions black pudding. Coffee, tea and juices. Evening meal soup and a great cold salad selection with cooked chicken or salmon or seafood on most nights. Chips, potatoes and a pasta selection. Always hot and cold pizza. Plenty of veg for those that like English food. Shepherd’s pie, cooked chicken, roast beef and other cooked meats. Deserts were all cold, ice-cream, jelly, cakes and various other types. Loads of fresh fruit and cheese and biscuits every day.
The food was always piping hot and always replenished even if you went in late. You did have to queue to get in on a few occasions but it was well worth it. We hate queues but we never moaned once. In the 9 days we were there the menu was never repeated.
The location was the best straight opposite the beach. On an evening we sat in the outside bar watching the waves whilst sipping our drinks which were great prices. 1.5 euros for a pint of lager. Wine 2 euros for a good size glass. Soft drinks, 1 euro or 1.5 euros for a pint of soft drink. Very reasonable for a hotel bar.
The staff were all very pleasant and helpful. Some of the best we have met. We really felt that we had been looked after all holiday. Thank you to all the staff.
Entertainment was ok a few shows but nothing outstanding.
I would visit this hotel and I would book direct because they are a lot cheaper than the tour operators. Child prices with the hotel are up to 14 years old, tour operators 12 years old.
Rumour has it that it will be all inclusive through the tour operators, I hope it doesn’t because why spoil something that’s perfect already.
Travel operator: jet 2
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Travel operator: Paromano
We went to this hotel this year for our third time and I can honestly say that we won't be going again.
The food was either under raw or burnt. The maid never cleaned our room properly as we were in the hotel at the back of the hotel all 77 steps to get to our room.
No wonder you never saw any one but the cleaner and no wonder she got away with so much. However the maid was given a lesson on cleanliness that was a little bit better. My partner wrote in the dust on the headboard clean me and it was still there the day we left. We were there 2 weeks.
As I said when told manager she just offered us an omelette regarding the food and if she couldn
Travel operator: first choice
Nothing special, the food was horrible we ended up getting a mcdonalds nearly avey night, we would go in and try the hotel food and end up leaving and goin across the road a 2second walk to mcdonalds.
the girls on reception and the first choice rep james were really good.
the only good thing which i would say is the fab location right on the beach front, couldnt be much better!
I didnt see the hotel entertainment any night as we were always out so i dont no what it was like.
i probably wouldnt go back to this hotel as i was disapointed with it.
Travel operator: First Choice
Our room was at the back of the hotel and we had to walk up 54 steps (yes we did count them!) to the room and with/without luggage it is quite a trek. There was no view from the balcony just the side wall of another hotel and the sun never quite reached it so we never sat out there and our clothes we put out overnight were still damp in the morning! Make sure you request sea view when you book which is front of the hotel with a lift!!
The room was fairly basic with no TV or fridge although you could hire a fridge for the week for 49 euro. Cleaners came every day and we did get fresh towels although sometimes the floors were still a little sandy and we could have done with a broom being left in the room to enable us to sweep the sand away yourself.
We found the food to be excellent with different foods to try each night, and they always supplied chips and salads. Restaurant staff were polite but quite reserved and did not make any effort to get to know people and have a laugh although they did keep the restaurant tidy and when you finished with your plate they always took them away for you.
Never sat with the entertainment as we always went out and it would be finished when we returned so don't know what this was like.
Receptionist very helpful and we found we asked her more questions than we did the the rep from First choice, also she could book you onto trips herself so we didn't use the rep.
Never went into the pool as it is so tiny and always seemed to be full of kids with lilos and inflatables although there are signs saying these are not allowed in the pool. Also there are signs saying no towels on sunbeds without people using them but they always seemed to be taken yet there were only a few people about, so went to the beach most days although we did miss the lazing about the pool without sand getting in between your toes and other places!
On the whole a very enjoyable holiday and would probably go back to Palmanova again but may be tempted to try a different hotel just for the pool area!
Travel operator: First Choice
Hotel is great, get a sea view room. Very clean. Food - great choice. Great nightlife. Staff very polite.
The beach is just across the road.
Will definitely go there again.
Travel operator: girlfriend
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